Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tag & Reviews: $20 Makeup Challenge

This is a new tag that Rissrose2 started and has been going around youtube.
The challenge is if you're traveling, the airport lost your makeup, and you only had a $20 budget to spend makeup on for an occasion that same day, what products would you buy & use?
Tax is not included in the tag. Also, all brushes or tools are a part of that $20 budget as well as the makeup.

E.L.F. face brush $1.00- This brush is not soft & it's a little too scratchy for my face.

Maybelline Coverstick Concealer $4.94
This concealer is a pretty thick concealer and it can get cakey if you apply it on dry patches. I definitely don't recommend this for people with dry skin. I like pretty thick concealers because I have oily skin and I like my concealers staying put throughout the day, but this concealer just ends up blending away when I try blending it on my hyperpigmentations. Also, it's definitely too thick for the under-eye area. I have it in the shade Ivory.
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder $3.97- I like this powder; It does its job in setting my foundation or concealer. Nothing too special. 
E.L.F. Studio Blush & Bronzer Duo $3.00 
 The bronzer is really pigmented so you have to be careful when dabbing your brush in to get some product because a little goes a long way. The blush, on the the other hand, does not really show up on my face. It does not pick up easily with my blush brush, so I really need to swipe it a few times to get the color to show. So the bronzer is very pigmented, the blush isn't.
NYC Liquid Eyeliner $2.99
This is one of those liquid liners with a brush tip that you dip in the tube. I personally prefer pen liquid eyeliners with felt tips but this was something interesting to try. You need a steady hand to use this and if you're not a professional in putting on liquid eyeliner, this can be a little difficult for you to use because it's easy to make mistakes. You have to wait a few seconds for this to dry when you put it on, so I don't recommend this for people who are in a hurry and need to do their makeup quick and go. I tried checking if it's smudge-proof. After it dries & sets, it definitely passes the rubbing test because it doesn't budge. As for being waterproof, I ran my hand under running water and it stayed put, but it smudged easily when I wiped it after it was under the running water.
Wet N Wild Walking on Eggshells Eyeshadow Palette $2.99- I love this eyeshadow palette. It's pigmented and has beautiful shades. You can see my post on the swatches of this palette here.
(Ignore the e.l.f. eyelid primer. I didn't use it because it wasn't in the budget.)
E.L.F. Super Glossy Lip Shine $1.00

It's a sticky lip gloss with a lot of shine and some color. I personally think it's too sticky for me. I have it in the shade Pink Kiss.

Total Price: $19.89
If any of you want to do this tag, please do. I'd love to see it!
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